Regenerative Medicine Therapies
Tissues can be damaged by diseases such as arthritis. Trauma and overuse injuries also occur from daily activities, exercise, and participation in sports. Instead of focusing on only the symptoms, regenerative medicine solutions focus on replacing the damaged tissues using newer technologies. Kinetic Sports Medicine offers the best in non-operative care to help patients of all ages recover from illness and injury.
Regenerative Medicine Solutions
The foundation of these regenerative therapies rests in harnessing the body's own amazing ability to heal by helping it to occur faster and more effectively. With this mindset, researchers and physicians are succeeding in treating illnesses and ailments that used to be considered untreatable. Soft tissue regeneration is one promising area involving building and implanting scaffolds in the body at the site of an injury or disease. These scaffolds combined with stem cells can be used to form new tissue that will function to allow mobility and movement.
Stem Cell Injection
Stem cell therapy is a treatment that is being used to help the body regenerate and repair damaged tissues. Stem cells are found in bone marrow and in adipose tissue (fat). These can be used for healing and repairing. An in-office procedure involves harvesting stem cells from a patient and then injecting them at the point of injury or disease. This therapy can be used to treat a number of joint issues, arthritis, ligament tears of the knee, rotator cuff injuries of the shoulder, and Achilles tendon injuries. Stem cell therapy may also help improve the flexibility and range of motion of joints.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection
Platelet-rich plasma injection can also assist with regeneration after disease or injury. Platelets in the blood are responsible for clotting after an injury, and the growth factors in the platelets are the active ingredient that enables healing. PRP injection treatment involves a nurse drawing a patient's blood and separating the platelets and plasma from the other components. Then, a process increases the concentration of platelets before mixing them into the plasma again. The final step involves injecting the platelet-rich plasma into the injury site with the aid of ultrasound. This therapy can be an effective treatment for tendinitis, ligament sprains, rotator cuff tears, and plantar fasciitis, as well as back and neck injuries. PRP injection has also been shown to be an effective method for managing the pain of osteoarthritis. Many patients report reduced pain in the weeks to months after a PRP injection.
Learn More About Our Services
At Kinetic Sports Medicine, Dr. Richard Kim practices as a primary care sports medicine physician. Dr. Kim has chosen to dedicate his practice to helping patients heal with non-operative solutions instead of only traditional methods. Regenerative medicine therapies are minimally invasive and performed in a clinic setting. Patients can often resume their regular activities sooner. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kim to learn more about the regenerative medicine treatments we offer. We are eager to help you regain your healthy and active lifestyle once again.